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Definitions of commit

  1. perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; " perpetrate a crime"; " pull a bank robbery"
  2. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; " She committed herself to the work of God"; " give one's talents to a good cause"; " consecrate your life to the church"
  3. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; " After the second episode, she had to be committed"; " he was committed to prison"
  4. To confer a trust upon; " The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; " I commit my soul to God"
  5. make an investment; " Put money into bonds"
  6. confer a trust upon; " The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; " I commit my soul to God"
  7. To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
  8. To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
  9. To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
  10. To join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with.
  11. To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; -- often used reflexively; as, to commit one's self to a certain course.
  12. To confound.
  13. To sin; esp., to be incontinent.
  14. To give in charge or trust; surrender; learn by heart; send for trial, or to prison; to do; to devote or bind oneself; with to.
  15. Committed.
  16. Committing.
  17. To give in charge or trust: to do: to endanger: to pledge:- pr. p. committing; pa. p. committeeed.
  18. To intrust; consign; do; pledge.
  19. To do; perpetrate.
  20. To consign; entrust; refer.
  21. To devote; pledge; compromise or bind ( oneself).
  22. To memorize, as a speech.
  23. To entrust; to consign; to imprison; to expose; to compromise; to engage, or pledge; to refer to a committee; to do; to perpetrate.
  24. To intrust; to put into the hands or power of another; to send for confinement; to deposit, as in the memory; to do or effect; to perpetrate; to engage or pledge; to refer, as to a committee.
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Quotes of commit

  1. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. – John Adams
  2. It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found- not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater. – Saint Teresa of Avila
  3. All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You've said that you will commit to this part, and I just can't live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can. – Christian Bale
  4. Our nation and those of the developed world must offer our own resistance to despot leaders who seek to commit murder on the basis of religion or race. – Tim Bishop
  5. If a university official's letter accusing a speaker of having a proclivity to commit speech crimes before she's given the speech- which then leads to Facebook postings demanding that Ann Coulter be hurt, a massive riot and a police -ordered cancellation of the speech- is not hate speech, then there is no such thing as hate speech. – Ann Coulter
  6. Secondly, the Government of Sudan should commit to the disarmament and control of the Janjaweed militia and ensure that the targeting of civilians ceases immediately. – Jan Egeland
  7. Many musicians will say they don't care about the money yet they must commit themselves to appear at given times and places, and to produce what sells, whether they believe in it or not. It depends on contracts. – Lynette Fromme
  8. The best men of the best epochs are simply those who make the fewest blunders and commit the fewest sins. – Thomas Huxley
  9. It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task. – Robert Kennedy
  10. Industry entirely left to itself, would soon fall to ruin, and a nation letting everything alone would commit suicide. – Friedrich List
  11. The 19 hijackers that came over here to commit the attack on Sept. 11, there were those that were at the bottom of the line. There were those who were the principal conspirators. There were those who were the pilot. Everybody has a role. – Robert Mueller
  12. As a nation we should commit ourselves not only to the fight against terrorism, but to economic justice, defeat of the AIDS epidemic and vestiges of discriminatory policies of all kinds. – Charles Rangel
  13. People should be allowed to document evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Where is the expectation of privacy if someone is conspiring to commit crime? – Linda Tripp
  14. Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination. – Harry S. Truman
  15. In mid -life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know, but they do. – Earl Warren

Usage examples for commit

  1. Roederer proposed their going over to the Assembly without a moment's delay, to commit themselves and their children to the protection of the representatives of the people. – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  2. Five writers out of six would commit the error of using as in both members of the sentence. – Essays Æsthetical by George Calvert
  3. " It really doesn't commit you to anything," he said. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  4. Might I suggest that, before you commit yourself to taking these people to the police station, you just make sure he really has been robbed of his pocketbook? – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. Is this a full confession, sufficient to commit this man to trial? – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  6. They commit one mistake, however. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  7. Wait, my dear child, until you have at least lived through a single season before you commit yourself to any final opinions." – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. I'll commit some crime. – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  9. Shell we commit sin that grace may aboun'? – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  10. Well, suppose he did commit the folly you describe, what then? – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  11. He would not commit himself. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. While you cry for justice to the African, you are not slow to commit wrong and outrage on the white race. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  13. What folly did I commit then? – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. " It is not often, Mrs. Manningtree, that I commit myself to a definite statement. – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  15. He was a shrewd man, too, and did not often commit himself. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. We again retraced our steps, rolling the stone, as it were, back up the mountain, determined to commit ourselves to the line of marked trees. – A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs
  17. But they're shrewd fellows: didn't commit themselves in any way. – At Fault by Kate Chopin
  18. People grow afraid to commit themselves to any purpose lest they should not be able to carry it out. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  19. My position is that I did not commit this robbery and that I know nothing whatever about it or about the thumb- print that was found in the safe. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  20. Though he said he believed, when it came to the point he did not commit himself, and that is all the difference, between believing in Christ and believing on Him. – The One Great Reality by Louisa Clayton

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